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What will I learn?

The graduate certificate in World Languages PreK-12 is intended for those seeking to develop a knowledge and skill base that undergirds effective, equity focused teaching of PreK-12 students who are acquiring a second language and from a range of backgrounds and cultures. A graduate certificate in World Languages PreK-12 is appropriate for PreK-12 teachers endorsed in areas outside of World Languages PreK-12, teachers endorsed in an area of world languages at the undergraduate level, administrators and supervisors aspiring to lead schools or serve in roles supporting students’ world languages acquisition, non-endorsed professionals whose work (e.g., museum, public-service agency) interfaces significantly with PreK-12 education, and those interested in home schooling. Coursework in this certificate is designed to lead to an additional endorsement in World Languages for teachers licensed in other areas in the state of Tennessee, pending transcript review*, passing appropriate licensure exams and recommendation of the faculty advisor. *For World Languages Education, proficiency in French, German, Latin, Russian or Spanish is required, as well as an undergraduate major or 24 credit hours in any of the above referenced languages.

Which department am I in?

College of Education Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,798.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

College of Education Health and Human Sciences

335 Claxton Complex; 1122 Volunteer Boulevard,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,568.00 per year
USD $714 per Credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 or higher for undergraduate work or GPA 3.20 or higher for prior graduate work is required.

For international students

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or other equivalent to a ‘B’ average. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.3 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or other equivalent to a ‘B+’ average.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Application Deadline: Spring: June 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Tennessee

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  • Tennessee’s flagship university
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  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Up to USD 18,000 per year in financial aid

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